Beergaard (242) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick and pitch black beer with a nice roasted head - looks beautifull. The nose is dominated by tons of sweet and salty licorice - very intense. Tastewise the licorice is dominatin as well, nearly a bit too domintaing, but there is also noticable traces of chili, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The addition of chili is quite subtle subtle and well ballanced and thus gives the beer a nice edge. Good beer - not for the faint hearted. (4)
EDIT: Gets a bit dank in length - the licorice is simply to overpowering which makes the addition of both chili, vanilla,coffee and chocolate a bit redundant. (3,6)
lello4ever (331) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Del solidissimo birrificio danese Hornbeer, questa splendida imperial stout è difficile da dimenticare. Scura scurissima quasi nera con la sua bella schiuma marrone compatta, il caffè, il cioccolato, i sapori tostati la rendono super, anche se non proprio estiva, anche per la gradazione di 10%. E’ ovviamente dolce con una tendenza finale al secco dato dalle spezie, chili appunto. Ottima.
sharkydodson (762) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of caramel, licorice, chocolate, toffee and vanilla... the taste is very rough, caramel and chocolate with notes of licorice, toast, chili and spicy grasses... dry, sweet and very spicy aftertaste...
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, red fruits and berries with an acidic component that starts a bit too strong but fades away as the beer warms up. Taste is similar, strong roastiness, coffee and chocolate again, some vanilla, some sweetness, acidic note again, strong bitter finish. Can?t almost feel the chili. Thick creamy mouthfeel, full body, light carbonation. A bit unbalanced.
mtnw (58) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
.5 bottle. Nearly black with brown head. After one minute from pouring no lacing at all.Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, licorice, vanilla, chilli. All of them pretty intense but surprisingly balanced. For many it may be too spicy, for me it’s greatest way(combined with chocolate) to mask alcohol. I will buy another bottle and keep for chocolate-need-day.
scirtes (235) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 500 ml bottle, best before: 12.12.2024. Black, oily, with brown head. Beautiful aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, and hints of pipe tobacco. Distinct chili bitterness, with long aftertaste of chili and chocolate. Very spicy, but interesting beer.
tomekboniek (319) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
03, l w KiK. Barwa: Czarna, nieprzejrzysta, bardzo lepka. W smaku kakao, palone słody, czekolada, wanilia, chilii. Na początku wspaniała słodycz gorzkiej czekolady, wanilii, następnie bardzo piekące posmaki chili i innych przypraw bliżej nieokreślonych. Mocno grzeje przełyk.
Bardzo piekące,męczące, ciężko dopić do końca. Mocny, ciekawy, konkretny RIS.
empedokles (9) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours nice black with a beige head. Aroma is something I’ve never experienced in a beer, unfortunately not in a good way. Smells like Chili, liqorice and chocolate mixed, I like those things separately but in this cocktail I find the mix most disturbing. Taste is a bit better, mostly chocolate coming through and finishing with a lot of lingering pepper/chili.
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, chili.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chili, chocolate, liquorice, some alcohol.
Joakgust (1217) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, dried fruit, chili, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, chili, licorice, dried fruit, chocolate and spices. Ok, a bit to much spice aroma.